About Alison Kinsey

Hi! I am Alison and I know a thing or two about why you might be here. You're obsessed with blogging, entrepreneurship, and online business, but you're craving more than just tech tutorials, staged stock photos, and surface-level fluff. 

I'm here to pull back the velvet curtain and share a nitty gritty peek into the exciting (and sometimes challenging!) entrepreneurial journey, with action-packed tips and strategies along the way, and a dash of fun and vulnerability on top. Because let's face it, growing a business isn't always a straight line from A to Z. It's a ridiculous zig-zag of champagne-worthy wins and struggles, followed by more joy and self-doubt. Is it worth it? 1000% yes.

I've done it all, from working 9-5's to working for myself. I've been the successful local lifestyle blogger scoring coveted press invitations and partnerships with name brands, to being my own girl boss and up to my eyeballs in self-employment taxes. I formed a business on eBay when I was 16 and pioneered a local blogging community in 2011 to over 600 members strong. My moving and relocation collective, City Leaper, was launched in 2015.

What do I love? Well, I'm head over heels for blogging, creativity, online marketing, podcasts, passion projects, productivity, and cultivating community. I have a notebook on my nightstand (essential), and I value freedom, quality content, adventure, and not always playing by the rules.

So happy to have you here, and I look forward to getting to know you! 

1) I moved to Southern California from New Hampshire 3 times!
2) My current curiosities include co-working, long-term travel, and productivity
3) My husband and I dated for 14 years before recently celebrating a colorful, eclectic elopement!
4) I adopted two jack russell/chihuahua mixes from a local dog rescue and love my role as a dog mama
5) I'm shamelessly addicted to Bravo shows (Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, anyone?)
6) I don't drink coffee or tea (or anything caffeinated)
7) Twitter and Instagram are my favorite social media platforms, but I have a soft spot for Facebook groups
8) When I was little, I wanted to become an author
9) I'm obsessed with lists, spreadsheets, and researching
10) The closest to paradise I've ever been is Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands
11) I took a semester of paddleboarding offered by a local college
12) My favorite forms of self-care are yoga, a trip to the spa, and being on the water

Headshot Photography: Kiley Shai

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